Over the last 24 hours, overwhelmed Victoria Police have bustled 170 people violating coronavirus limits, with the state on the verge of going into lockdown stage 4.
Of the 170 penalties, 18 people have been slugged for refusing to wear a face cover while leaving home for one of the four reasons accepted.
Police told 9News in a statement that some of those fined declined to wear a mask when the officers offered one. A Victoria Police officer performs an I.D.
Check at the Flemington Towers Government Residential complex Police also bust a party under the same roof in Wyndham with 10 partygoers, and a religious group at a warehouse in Dandenong.